Oliver Shultz 24 August 2012, 16:17

VMware Fusion 5 revealed for Mountain Lion and Windows 8

VMware Fusion 5 revealed for Mountain Lion and Windows 8

There’s a brand new version of VMware out today for those of you that want to run Windows inside your Apple computer – Fusion 5 with support for both Mountain Lion and Window 8. This new software build comes with “over 70 new features” for your OS X Mountain Lion machine with a wish to run Windows 8 inside. This new build is made specifically to make your Mountain Lion machine ready for not only Windows 8, but legacy systems Windows 7 and Windows XP as well.

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Oliver Shultz 16 August 2012, 15:56

Windows 8 RTM software build download available now

Windows 8 RTM software build download available now

This week the folks at Microsoft have sent out the Release to Manufacturing version of their newest operating system Windows 8 to developers around the world. This version of Windows is the final version of the software before it’s released formally to the public, and developers working on applications that will be compatible with the operating system have access to the download this afternoon. The final release of the software to the public will take place on October 26th.

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Oliver Shultz 21 May 2012, 18:11

Microsoft Windows 8 goals revealed

Microsoft Windows 8 goals revealed

Microsoft has released an extensive blog post that looks back at the history of Windows and then points to where it’s headed for the future. From the days of Windows 1, when reviews called the idea of a mouse “gimmicky,” “anti-productive,” and “uncomfortable,” to today when mice are potentially becoming irrelevant again (thanks to the prominence of touch control), there have been a lot of changes in the way we interact with computers.

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Oliver Shultz 24 April 2012, 13:38

Windows 8 Release Preview dated for first week of June

Windows 8 Release Preview dated for first week of June

Microsoft will release the Windows 8 Release Preview in the first week of June 2012, the company has confirmed, one further step to the new OS’ full release in the second half of the year. The new date was confirmed in Japan at a Windows 8 Dev Day, with Microsoft taking to Twitter to confirm the schedule on its “Building Windows 8″ account.

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Oliver Shultz 05 April 2012, 05:05

Intel launches Ultrabook advertising campaign

Intel launches Ultrabook advertising campaign

Intel has been pushing its Ultrabook thin-and-light laptop design specs for several months now and a number of companies like HP, Lenovo, Asus, Samsung and others have released notebooks that follow the Ultrabook requirements. Now Intel is going to be pushing its Ultrabook philosophy in a more general way via a new marketing and advertising campaign.

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Oliver Shultz 05 April 2012, 04:58

WinZip confirms plans to create a Windows 8 Metro app

WinZip confirms plans to create a Windows 8 Metro app

As Windows 8 gets closer to its planned release later this year, you can bet that a number of popular software programs for previous versions of Windows will be considering a jump to Windows 8, especially for using the Metro touch screen-based user interface.

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Oliver Shultz 04 April 2012, 18:20

Mozilla Shows Metro Version of Firefox for Windows 8

Mozilla Shows Metro Version of Firefox for Windows 8

Firefox for Windows 8 Metro probably won't be released until the second half of 2012, later than previously planned.

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Oliver Shultz 31 March 2012, 13:47

Report: Microsoft won't add Start button for Windows 8

Report: Microsoft won't add Start button for Windows 8

It's one of the biggest and most controversial changes in Windows 8; the removal of the familiar Start button. The change has upset lots of traditional Windows PC users. It has also caused many to search for alternatives, such as Stardock's recently launched free Start8 app.

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Oliver Shultz 23 March 2012, 17:09

Report: Windows 8 beats Windows 7 in most performance tests

Report: Windows 8 beats Windows 7 in most performance tests

While there is a lot of debate about the Metro user interface that Microsoft has created for Windows 8, it seems that in terms of sheer performance, the new version of the Windows OS is better overall than the current version, Windows 7.

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Oliver Shultz 23 March 2012, 12:30

Microsoft: 22% of Windows 8 users keep Explorer ribbon expanded

Microsoft: 22% of Windows 8 users keep Explorer ribbon expanded

When Microsoft first announced several months ago that the Explorer feature in Windows 8 would have a «ribbon» user interface on top that would allow people to see and access more features, the reaction was decidedly mixed. Some Windows fans felt that the ribbon UI made Explorer look and feel «bloated» while others welcomed the idea of having more access to features that normally would be hidden.

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